Review of education support programme to Afghanistan
The implementation of the Danida Education Support Programme to Afghanistan (ESPA II) covered 2013 – 2014 and followed on from previous long-term support by Danida since 2003.
A Mokoro consultant joined a Danida-led team undertaking a review of the ESPA II programme with the aim of assessing progress made in 2013 and providing recommendations for the continuation of the programme.
The review assessed sector developments of relevance to ESPA, the effectiveness of the aid in terms of collaboration between sector partners and donors, the impact of off-budget projects and the overall financial, technical social and political sustainability of the results achieved by the programme. The review also considered the planning of the next phase of the ESPA programme, including an assessment of complementary donor support in the education sector, and the feasibility of coordinated, or joint, financing within the plan.